Coniunx est mihi, sunt nati: dedimus tot pignora fatis. I have a wife, I have sons: we have given so many hostages to the fates. See Bacon 48:86.
Freeing hostages is like putting up a stage setwhich you do with the captors, agreeing on each piece as you slowly put it together. Then you leave an exit through which both the captor and the captive can walk with sincerityand dignity.Terry (Terence Hardy) Waite
I despised Saddam Hussein, because he attacked Iran when my hostages were being held. It was President Reagan who established diplomatic relations with Saddam Hussein after I left office.Saddam Hussein
It is easy to decry the nature of ethnic politics in this country. We are hostages to history and the ethnic compartmentalisation that began in the colonial era.ratu joni madraiwiwi
If we give in to the terrorists we will have more skyjacking, and not merely from the Arabs...Whatever happenes to these hostages and I could easily have been one of them if we give in even more people will be taken hostage and more lives will be laid at risk.norman tebbit
He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.Francis Bacon